See the inside story of Jimi Hendrix’s two unforgettable appearances on "The Dick Cavett Show," as well as a special Woodstock program that aired just hours after the conclusion of the guitarist's legendary performance at the festival. The film features interviews with Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Billy Cox, as well as new commentary from Cavett.
Network talk shows were very different in the late '60s. Hosts such as Dick Cavett, David Susskind and William F. Buckley would often host public intellectuals plugging their ideas, not their books or movies; they had conversations, not infomercials. Impeccably urbane and astonishingly witty, Cavett was by far the hippest of the bunch: he could roll with Ingmar Bergman, Germaine Greer and R.D. Laing as well as counterculture figures such as Richie Havens, Mort Sahl and Jane Fonda. So yeah, Dick Cavett was cool. Cool enough to rap with Jimi Hendrix.